Definition of Neighborhood

1. Noun. A surrounding or nearby region. "I will drop in on you the next time I am in this neck of the woods"

Exact synonyms: Locality, Neck Of The Woods, Neighbourhood, Vicinity
Specialized synonyms: Gold Coast, 'hood, Place, Proximity, Scenery
Generic synonyms: Section
Specialized synonyms: Latin Quarter, Left Bank, Montmartre, Right Bank, Charlestown
Derivative terms: Local, Neighbor, Neighbor, Neighbour, Neighbour, Vicinal

2. Noun. People living near one another. "My neighborhood voted for Bush"
Exact synonyms: Neighbourhood
Generic synonyms: Community
Specialized synonyms: Hood, Street
Derivative terms: Neighbor, Neighbour

3. Noun. The approximate amount of something (usually used prepositionally as in 'in the region of'). "The price is in the neighborhood of $100"
Exact synonyms: Region
Generic synonyms: Indefinite Quantity

4. Noun. An area within a city or town that has some distinctive features (especially one forming a community). "An ethnic neighborhood"
Generic synonyms: Area, Country

Definition of Neighborhood

1. n. The quality or condition of being a neighbor; the state of being or dwelling near; proximity.

Definition of Neighborhood

1. Noun. (obsolete) The quality of being a neighbor, living nearby, next to each-other ¹

2. Noun. A nearby area. ¹

3. Noun. The inhabitants of a residential area. ¹

4. Noun. A division of a municipality or region, formally or informally divided ¹

5. Noun. An approximate amount. ¹

6. Noun. The quality of physical proximity. ¹

7. Noun. (obsolete) The disposition becoming a neighbor; neighborly kindness or good will. ¹

8. Noun. (topology) The neighborhood of a point ''x'' is... (depending on the author): ¹

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Definition of Neighborhood

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Neighborhood

neighbor tone
neighbor tones

Literary usage of Neighborhood

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Social Welfare Forum: Official Proceedings ... Annual Forum by National Conference on Social Welfare, American Social Science Association, Conference of Charities (U.S., Conference of Charities (U.S.), National Conference of Social Work (U.S. (1921)
"I shall be very glad to answer questions of any who are interested in the details of organization and administration. THE LIBRARY'S RELATION TO Neighborhood ..."

2. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"Neoplasms and Other Swellings of the Knee, and its Neighborhood Of the tumors ... Chronic swellings in the neighborhood of the joint, other than neoplasm, ..."

3. The Adventures of Captain Bonneville, U. S. A., in the Rocky Mountains and by Washington Irving (1849)
"DANGEROUS Neighborhood. CHAPTER XXVII. Route towards Wind River. ... We have already adverted to the dangerous nature of this neighborhood, ..."

4. Digest of the Law of Restrictions on the Use of Real Property by Claude Perrin Berry (1915)
"Offensive to neighborhood.—Coal yard. § 194. Offensive trade or business. ... Tend to disturb the quiet or comfort of neighborhood.—Grocery. § 199. ..."

5. The Moral Monitor, Or, A Collection of Essays on Various Subjects by Nathan Fiske (1801)
"'As a' new comer into the neighborhood of the readers of this paper, ... In hit neighborhood p«ce »iu! good will ; and hit name ii repeated with ..."

6. Mental Health, United States, 1998 edited by Ronald W Manderscheid, Marilyn J Henderson (1999)
"These included interaction terms for neighborhood types and marital status, neighborhood types and gender, and neighborhood types and race/ethnicity. ..."

7. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1903)
"It Is obvious that this may not, In every Instance, be the neighborhood where a man's home is situated. If a man's daily avocation is carried on In one ..."

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